Unit 2 Meeting

Unit 2 Member Meeting
Wednesday 2 December, 5-7 PM
CUPE 3902 Main Office

Unit 1 2014-15 HCSA Update

As you may be aware, there have been delays with Unit 1 HCSA claims submitted to Prosure between August and October for the 2014-15 claim year.  We were waiting on money from the Employer, but we’d like to reassure you that Prosure has begun processing claims again.  We anticipate that there may be further delays as we continue to work to get remaining payments from the Employer.  We will post updates to this space as we have them.  If you have any questions for Prosure Group Administrators Inc., their number is 416-609-0989 x 5332.


CUPE Ontario is inviting applications for two scholarships in memory of Lois Hill, a long-time CUPE activist and former president of Local 778.

The scholarships are worth $500 each and they are open to Aboriginal members, or the children of Aboriginal members of CUPE Ontario, to undertake a course of post-secondary studies for the 2015-16 academic year.

We want to emphasize the importance of encouraging members to submit applications for these scholarships this year.

In order to qualify, an applicant must be accepted into a program of study at a public or union-based institute of post-secondary education. Academic merit, or the equivalence in career experience, are the principles governing the selection of successful candidates.

Applicants should write a letter to CUPE Ontario outlining their academic qualifications, their career experience, and indicate why they should be accepted for a scholarship. The particular course of study and education institution must also be stated in the letter. Applications should be received at CUPE Ontario no later than November 20, 2015.

The CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council will select the successful candidates. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision before the end of October.

 If you have any questions about the scholarship and / or the application process, please contact CUPE Ontario (info@cupe.on.ca; 905. 739.9739; 80 Commerce Valley Drive East, Suite 1, Markham, ON, L3T 0B2).


CUPE 3902 is asking for member submissions to our Local’s newsletter, The Guardian.

We are looking for essays, artwork, photography, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, etc.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, this past year’s bargaining (Units 1, 3 and 4), current and upcoming bargaining (Units 2 and 5), the Unit 1 strike, the labour movement, equity issues in the workplace and in the Local, information for members, etc.

Submissions should be no longer than 500 words. The deadline to submit work is Friday, 27 November 2015, at 5.00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Arancibia (crs@cupe3902.org).


As you will now know if you were able to attend the Special Unit 1 Meeting on Oct 28, 2015, the data provided by the Employer for the Graduate Student Bursary Fund (GSBF) is now the subject of a significant dispute. Unfortunately, this means the administration of this fund is on hold until further notice. Due to the sensitive nature of the materials, we are unable to circulate a report online. A report was given at the meeting held on Wednesday, October 28 and that report will be available in the CUPE Office at 180 Bloor St W (Suite 803) – we invite you to come in to the office during office hours to read the report. We will be in touch with any updates, as we have them.